[Start Date: 10/13/2014] This goal feeds into other goals regarding regular photo-taking.
A little delayed in uploading, but it was taken last week. At this time, it had been about 2 weeks since I moved to Minneapolis. I have a new, awesome job, live in an amazing apartment with two awesome people, have an amazing, loving boyfriend who treats me like I'm the best thing that ever happened to him, and am growing happier and stronger every day. What an amazing, life-changing transition this has been.
So happy to be happy. I'm in a place where I'm growing up but still feeling young.
July 22, 2014: Hooolllyyyy shit, I cannot believe the progress that has already been made since last week. I feel such a sense of relief to be able to be me again. I've had a great few days of recovery and self-discovery with friends and family. I finally feel like I can breathe again, like I'm me again.
Week 1, July 13, 2014. Exactly one week since my fiancé left me. Today was okay, this evening has been rough. Broke down crying at work and haven't been able to get out of that slump yet. I just keep thinking how much I wish I could tell him how much I still love him, care about him, and miss him. But I can't. And I wish I could know that he felt the same way. I just want everything to be okay. I just want to know what's going to happen next. I'm trying to accept the fact that he'll no longer be in my life but it's the hardest thing I've ever had to do.
52/52 - Some how I got all the way through and actually remembered to take all the pictures, even if I was terrible about updating them. This is really exciting, and it is interesting to see all the changes through the year.
44/52 - It feels weird to be this close to finishing...just 8 short weeks and I will have completed the challenge. I certainly did not loose as much weight as I had hoped, but I have noticed some subtle changes.
Hopefully this will the last time I have any weight gain for this project (and for the Day Zero list).
40/52 - I did not do so great at keeping the Day Zero stuff up to date, but I did manage to keep up with the pictures. So far I have completed 40! That means I am roughly 75% of the way there! I, unfortunately, have peaked back up to a higher weight, so am starting to work on that again as well.
32/52 - Finally dropped below 270 as of this photo...I am targeting being in the 250s by the end of the month, though if I have too many more weeks like this last one it will be more of a struggle!
31/52 - this picture was actually taken last week (I should start doing the weekly self portrait on Saturdays instead of Sundays so this does not happen!). I actually managed to get a workout in for this one and was feeling pretty good. I did not work out quite as much as I would ideally like this week, but I did work out (and I finally started losing weight again - now to keep it up)!
30/52 - I have been extremely busy this week and working out keeps getting pushed to the back of the list. I still feel slightly better, but think exercising more regularly would help - I plan to walk to work everyday this week like I used to, which should help (as long as I do not eat junk from the kitchens as a reaction).
29/52 - I am holding steady size wise, but I can fit into pants that I bought years ago again! That is a major gain...now to get back on the bandwagon for the whole "Get in shape and eat right to weight loss" thing.
28/52 - I should spend more time working on relaxing and weight training - I think I will look healthier and thinner, even if I am not.
27/52 - The way I was holding myself was definitely different from the Mud Run. I have signed up for a Zombie run in a couple of weeks, hopefully that will help things as well.
26/52 - Half way! This is very exciting...sticking with something like this for 6 months is definitely an achievement for me! I am just sad that I did my Farm Fit Mud Run on Saturday so I do not get to use a fantastic picture of me all muddy for the week!
25/52 - It is interesting flipping back through all of the pictures seeing all the differences.
24/52 - Now that I am starting to get to a significantly lower weight, I am hoping these will show my weight loss clearly.
23/52 - Because of how I reviewed these, I actually managed to sneek two weeks in. I am not seeing a major difference in the photos yet, but I certainly feel a difference in my body (though having had a bad weekend I am feeling that too).
21/52 - 5 months in...I am pretty excited to be this far in! It has been kinda fun too - though I feel like I wear the same 6 shirts in all the pictures...next time I think I will just wear a white shirt so it is not obvious
20/52 - I think this is the longest I have managed to stay commited to something like this. I am glad I have started adding in exercising - I think it will be awesome to see the changes that does to me!
19/52 - Continued getting the pictures on Sunday, or just after midnight on Monday.
13/52 -So far I have taken a picture every Sunday for the last 3 months and feel that I am doing well.
I took it just in time, and I need to upload it onto my computer. I think this will be a fun way to look back on the year and personal growth, and to get creative with portraits!